Bob Gaydos is a veteran of 40-plus years in daily newspapers. He began as police reporter with The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Sun-Bulletin, eventually covering government and politics as well as serving as city editor, features editor, sports editor and executive editor. He was also managing editor of the Evening Capital in Annapolis, Md. He retired from daily newspapering in 2007 after 29 years with the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., where he was Sunday/features editor and, for 23 years, editorial page editor. He won numerous awards for his editorials from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and The Associated Press and in 1992 was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Gaydos continues to write on a freelance basis, including a column on addiction.
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(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 22, 2023
JFK: The measure of the man " What did we lose at Dealey Plaza? Certainly, whatever innocence we still possessed. The wind was sucked from our sails as a nation and our domestic politics have slowly and steadily deteriorated into such partisanship that is virtually impossible for any president to speak to the minds and hearts of a majority of Americans the way Kennedy did.
SHARE Sunday, November 19, 2023
If the (Granderson) shirt fits, wear it The Curtis Granderson shirt my son, Zack, gave me quite a few years ago, finally fits. The good news for me was revealed by good news for Granderson. Synchronicity.
SHARE Thursday, November 16, 2023
The GOP's make-believe debates Trump is simply a menace to democracy and doesn't belong anywhere near the White House again. The facts and his daily statements make that abundantly clear to a majority of Americans. Unfortunately, none of his Republican "challengers" is willing to say that.
SHARE Saturday, November 4, 2023
As Maine goes... well never mind The week featured a new House Speaker who questions the constitutional separation of church and state and a mass shooting in a state where mass shootings don't happen.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Handwriting's on the wall for Trump, GOP Guilty pleas by three Trump lawyers in Georgia may be a message for those who can read the handwriting. History needs to know.
SHARE Wednesday, October 25, 2023
A litmus test for Republican candidates: Who won in 2020? If the Republican Party has any hope of ever again being considered a legitimate, pro-democracy organization, it must rid itself of Trump and Trumpers. Sitting and waiting for the courts to possibly do it is the cowards' way out.
SHARE Friday, October 20, 2023
News? War trumps everything The vicious terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel overshadowed the unprecedented shutting down of the House of Representatives by the majority Republicans because they could not elect a Speaker.
SHARE Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Stink bugs, Republicans and a clean house The odor emanating out of Washington was far worse than anything stink bugs on our screens could offer and, while Republicans kept barking that Democrats were to blame, for a change no one was listening. They are victims of their own cravenness.
SHARE Tuesday, October 3, 2023
What banned books have you read? Fueled by the MAGAmania fear promoted by Donald Trump and those wishing to supplant him as leader of the Republican cult, efforts to control what books teachers use to teach and what books libraries can keep on their shelves have increased significantly.
SHARE Saturday, September 30, 2023
Joe: Join the pickets, but train your dog President Biden was right and bold to join auto workers on the picket line. He was wrong and negligent in not properly training his German Shepherd Dog.
SHARE Monday, September 25, 2023
"Umm, about that decongestant " The FDA informed Americans with stuffy noses that the oral decongestant they've been using for 75 years doesn't work, but it's still safe and still on the shelves, so, uh, use it if you want to, or not, because we want you to tell us what to do about it.
SHARE Sunday, September 17, 2023
On growing old with Mitt Romney Romney did say, "While I'm not running for reelection, I'm not retiring from the fight. I'll be your United States senator until January of 2025." But he didn't elaborate. Too bad, because there are things a retiring, respected senator can do to improve things in Washington, but framing it as a generational thing is misleading and disingenuous.
SHARE Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Still fighting attacks on democracy Today, the war to preserve American freedom and democracy is being fought right here at home. Fortunately, millions of Americans stand on the side of what's right. Many still remember how we felt as a unified nation in the wake of the attacks 22 years ago.
SHARE Thursday, September 7, 2023
A weekend frozen in time with Mitch There remain more questions than answers about Mitch McConnell's health, a World Cup soccer kiss and whatever Vivek Ramaswamy is trying to prove.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 4, 2023
A few words about hummingbirds Watching the feeding is only half the fascination. What hummingbirds go through every year just to get to our backyard and all the other welcoming feeding places in the Eastern U.S. is an epic tale.
SHARE Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Shohei, 45, Prigozhin: Pick one When three major stories sports, politics, foreign intrigue vie for front page treatment, what's an editor to do?
SHARE Sunday, August 27, 2023
The amazing watermelon, plus horses Occasionally, it's good to look around at life and discover some amazing things, about watermelon, numbers and horses, for instance. It's called being present in my life.
SHARE Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Free speech, free press, free fall While Donald Trump kept complaining that authorities were trying to shut him up, as if that were possible, police authorities in Kansas actually shut a newspaper down, briefly. The First Amendment was in the news.
SHARE Saturday, August 12, 2023
Streaming indictments with Jack Smith It was a week in which Donald Trump got indicted again (that's three), Mike Pence found his voice and NASA found Voyager 2, which it had lost in space.
SHARE Monday, August 7, 2023
What would Barbara say? A tribute to a straight-shooting colleague A candid look at today's Republican candidates based on a candid look at the field 12 years ago. A salute to my late colleague and lifelong Republican, Barbara Bedell. Spoiler: She didn't even like Romney.